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Linking to Safari Books Online

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Note: Our current Madison College subscription is limited to 3 users at a time.

Safari Persistent Links

A persistent link can be created to a particular item in Safari Tech Books. Anyone who uses a durable or persistent link must have access to the database from which the URL came. Therefore, off-campus users must be authenticated as part of Madison Area Technical College through EZproxy. Off campus users who click on a Madison College EZproxy persistent link will be prompted to enter their username and password.

To create a Safari persistent link (durable url) which will allow off-campus access through EZproxy:

  1. Access Safari electronic books from the Library webpage
  2. Seach for a book and click "Start Reading".
  3. At the top of any page or chapter, Click on the URL icon. Use Ctrl-C to copy the URL.
  4. If the Madison College EZproxy prefix is not already included at the start of the persistent link, use the Madison Area Technical College EZproxy URL Creator to append the prefix to the persistent link.
  5. Paste the entire persistent link with the Madison Area Technical College EZproxy prefix into your document, Blackboard, webpage, or email.
  6. Test the link.

Safari Madison Area Technical College EZproxy link examples:

Making E-Learning Stick by Barbara Carnes

Podcasting for Trainers and Educators by Nandini Shastry; David P. Gillespie

Windows 8: Visual Quickstart Guide by Barrie Sosinsky

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